International cooperation and internationalisation constitute the cornerstones of the University of Eastern Finland’s activities. Several units operating within University Services are involved in these activities and in providing related services.
Development of international affairs and international relations
The strategic development of the university’s international activities is coordinated by Development Services. Monitoring the international operating environment and strategic planning relating to international cooperation are among the key tasks of the unit.
Development Services, supporting the university’s leadership, maintains and promotes the university’s international relations and coordinates the university’s memberships in various international networks. The unit manages the university’s agreements of collaboration with other universities and research institutes abroad, as well as partnership agreements with international organisations. In addition, Development Services is tasked with promoting transnational education at the university. The unit’s tasks also include providing support relating to international education funding.
The development relating to the university’s international activities is carried out in close collaboration between the other units of University Services, as well as with the faculties and academic departments.